Virtual Event Series | COVID-19 and Physical Wellness – The Unexpected Catalyst for Action

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. ADT

Professor Ann Dodge (’91).

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Ann Dodge ('91) has been active all of her life.  An Olympian in the sport of Canoe/Kayak (she competed in Montreal at the 1976 Olympics), she remains active in that sport, but also in many forms of physical activity.

Ann’s sport accomplishments and leadership experiences were recognized in 1994 when she was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2007 was recognized as a “Woman of Excellence” by the Halifax Progress Club.  Women Active NS awarded Ann their prestigious Trailblazer Award in 2019 - a nod to the legacy she has established raising awareness around gender equity.

A second opportunity to be recognized by the NS Sport Hall of Fame happened in 2017 when she joined the members of the 1977 Cheema Aquatic Club who were inducted in the team category.  In October of 2019 Ann was inducted in the inaugural Cheema Aquatic Club Hall of Fame - an honor she shared with her late father.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from Acadia University and a Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of New Brunswick.

For the past 25 years, she has served as a lecturer in the Kinesiology program at Acadia University. Her teaching and research focuses on gender equity, sport ethics, coaching, and wellness. In 2017, Ann’s teaching and mentorship was recognized when she received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Sarah Charnock ('19) is a graduate from Acadia kinesiology. Originally from Newmarket On, Sarah had a great career as a part of the Axewomen soccer team and was quite active in the community. During her time at Acadia she was president of the Acadia Kinesiology Society, and got involved in cardiac rehab, SMILE, the Acadia Players Association, Exercise is Medicine, as well as various organizations off campus. Sarah was a golden A recipient and pursued her dream of playing soccer overseas. She loves to travel and is very passionate about being active, and helping others lead healthier lives.

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